Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow Film Screening [SOLD OUT]


6:30pm: Doors and cash bar open, socializing
7pm: Film Screening (run time 2hrs 20mins), bar open throughout and mingling after film encouraged
10pm: Doors close

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

Human Flow is produced by Ai Weiwei, Chin-Chin Yap and Heino Deckert and executive produced by Andrew Cohen of AC Films with Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media. This community screening of Human Flow is organized by the Bay Area International Link with partners the Center for Justice and Accountability's Professional Network on Human Rights and Refugee Transitions.


Bay Area International Link

BAIL was established in 2014 to create a space for internationally minded leaders in the Bay Area to find each other and discuss the world's most pressing challenges and interesting solutions. BAIL curates local events to foster meaningful conversation about important international issues including development, entrepreneurship, the environment, human rights, and humanitarian assistance.

Refugee Transitions

Refugee Transitions is a community-based nonprofit agency serving high-need, low-income refugee, asylee, and immigrant newcomers who have experienced forced migration due to war, violence, or economic duress. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Refugee Transitions provides education, family engagement, and community leadership services that help newcomers from over 50 countries become self-sufficient and successful in their new communities. A key component of our work over the last 30 years has been fostering cross-cultural relationships between receiving and newcomer communities and developing leaders within the newcomer communities.

The Center for Justice and Accountability Professional Network for Human Rights

The Center for Justice and Accountability identifies and prosecutes the world’s worst human rights criminals. CJA is relentless in the pursuit of justice for those who have endured the horrors of torture, crimes against humanity and other severe human rights abuses. Time, distance, danger, politics –nothing deters CJA in seeking vindication for our clients. CJA’s Professional Network for Human Rights is a group of social justice-minded individuals who are passionate about human rights issues. They organize events year-round that highlight the courageous work of modern day human rights heroes and the issues most pressing to our local and global community.


Internationalistas is a volunteer-led network of self-identifying women who work across sectors (including development, humanitarian, campaigns, journalism, the arts, law, activism, philanthropy, research, and more) for global justice. The network shares opportunities, information and links, and organizes discussions and meet-ups – now in NYC, Delhi, DC, Johannesburg, Berlin, Kampala, Wellington, Yangon, Jakarta, London and San Francisco/Oakland.